Dark River

Completed (Launch Toronto 2017 - Platform) / Drama / UK / 2017
Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor)
Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant)
Ruth Wilson (The Affair, Suite Francais, Saving Mr Banks)
Mark Stanley (Game of Thrones, Mr Turner)
Sean Bean (The Martian, Lord of the Rings)
Tracy O'Riordan (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor)
Production Credits:
Film4 / Wellcome Trust / Left Bank Pictures / Moonspun Films / BFI / Screen Yorkshire

A bitter dispute between a brother (Stanley) and sister (Wilson) over the tenancy of their family farm, a once beautiful small holding on the Yorkshire moors, unearths traumatic memories that have lain dormant for years. 

About the Director:

Clio Barnard has established herself as one of the UK’s most distinctive cinematic voices following rave reviews and awards for her feature-length debut The Arbor, a documentary about the late Bradford poet Andrea Dunbar, as well as her sophomore feature The Selfish Giant. The latter film followed two scrappy 13-year-old working-class friends in Bradford seeking fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal. The film was a critical darling on its release, launching at Directors' Fortnight in Cannes and winning the best British film of the year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards along with a whole host of other festival awards.